The Building Regulations Approved Document G: Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency came into force on 6 April 2010. The Code for Sustainable Homes section on water flows and attenuation is currently being revised. Both the Approved Document and the Code for Sustainable Homes set out to minimise water use, set standards for water quality and the safety of hot water systems.
The new Approved Document G explicitly states that not only should water be used less profligately than it is at present, but also that designers must provide evidence to that effect. This half-day training seminar will look at the associated issues of wholesome water supply, surface water run-off; rainwater retention and grey water re-use.
The seminar will focus on the reasons behind the changes; the detail; the methods and the legal obligations for designers. It will offer the chance to explore best practice and explain how best to design for sustainable water management.
Julie Trew, Programme Manager, WRc (lead author, Approved Document G)
Huw Blackwell, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Hoare Lea Sustainability
Geoff Wilkinson, Vice Chairman, Building Control & Standards Faculty of the CIOB, Building Regs Columnist, Architects' Journal
9.00am - 9.30am Coffee
9.30am - 9.40am Chair's Introductory Remarks
9.40am - 10.10am Compliance
10.10am - 10.20am Questions
10.20am - 10.50am The Parts Explained
10.50am - 11.00am Questions
11.00am - 11.30am Tea break
11.30am - 12.00pm The Calculator
12.00pm - 12.10pm Questions
12.10pm - 12.40pm What do Building Inspectors Expect?
12.40pm - 1.00pm Final Questions
Prices ex VAT:
£106 including Part G
£99 event only
Package prices are available